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Father released from jail after serving less than 30 days for helping son obtain gun permit prior to Highland Park shooting

The father of the Highland Park parade shooter has been released from jail after serving less than 30 days of his 60-day sentence for helping his son obtain a gun permit before the mass shooting. Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, was released from the Lake County Jail in Waukegan on Wednesday morning. Crimo Jr. […]

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‘Zero remorse’: Father of Highland Park parade shooter wears shirt saying ‘I’m A Political Pawn’ before arriving to jail

A judge threatened to hold the father of the Highland Park parade shooter in contempt after he showed up to court wearing a shirt that said “I’m A Political Pawn” before being taken to the jail to serve his sentence. Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, arrived at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan Wednesday […]

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‘Sending a powerful message’: Lake County state’s attorney speaks after father of Highland Park shooter pleads guilty

The Lake County state’s attorney said a “powerful message is being sent” after the father of the Highland Park shooter was sentenced to 60 days in jail after taking a misdemeanor plea deal Monday. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, in mid-December with seven counts of reckless conduct […]

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Father of Highland Park shooter to go on trial Monday on reckless conduct charges for helping son get gun permit

The father of the Highland Park shooter appeared in court ahead of his trial on Monday where prosecutors will argue he helped his son obtain a gun permit despite knowing of his son’s violent ideations. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, in mid-December with seven counts of reckless […]

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Huntley man charged with accidentally firing shot into neighbor’s home while cleaning gun

A Huntley man is facing charges after he allegedly discharged his gun by accident while cleaning the weapon, leading to the bullet entering his occupied neighbor’s home. Shawn R. Gotsch, 48, of Huntley, was charged with reckless conduct endangering safety, a Class A misdemeanor. Gotsch was attempting to clean his gun around 5:45 p.m. on […]

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Judge denies request to dismiss charges against father of Highland Park parade shooter, will allow TV livestream at trial

A judge has denied a request to dismiss the charges against the father of the Highland Park parade shooter and granted a request for his trial to be livestreamed by the media. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, in mid-December with seven counts of reckless conduct causing great […]